Welcome to Human Resources

The Human Resources Department provides strategic, skillful and energetic administration of Human Resources (HR) and Risk Management (RM) programs that demonstrates responsive, professional and empathetic customer service to employees, the community and the organization. Human Resources provides guidance and assistance to 130 full-time staff as well as part-time staff and volunteers. Human Resources is responsible for monitoring, reviewing and updating Personnel Regulations, Administrative Instructions, HR Ordinances and labor agreements. The Department provides proactive and flexible services to address the needs of the City workforce with relevant and timely information, communication and skillful assistance in support of City employees and the public.

Human Resources is responsible for:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Compensation and classificaion
  • City of Los Altos Wellness Program
  • Labor relations
  • Employee development and training
  • Employee relations
  • Employee recognition
  • Benefits administration
  • Workers' compensation
  • Risk management





The Risk Management program utilizes Risk Management and Safety Committees to achieve its goals and coordinate safety training, progress reviews, monthly workers' compensation review conferences with plan administrators, quarterly meetings of risk management committee members, and implements practices that align with its pooled general liability and property insurance provider, Bay Cities Joint Power Insurance Authority best practices. 

The City of Los Altos has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.